Thursday, April 16, 2009

Window to the Soul

I just finished this privately commissioned painting. It is a companion piece for Julie's "A Rose For Peter", which appeared in this blog a few months ago. It was so much fun to do our own versions of the same character. We are so lucky to do art as our job!
Boris

17 comments:

David Patel said...

Hey pretty awesome!! i have a quick question. What kind of medium do you use? i usually paint with a direct approach but recently i have started to do the whole underpainting thing, and i made the mistake of glazing with walnut oil haha. which isnt bad but it takes about a week to dry, and has a fine nutty smell to it.. just wondering

awesome work!

Jade E. Henderson said...

She's beautiful, looks like she's taking a quiet moment to herself to contemplate.

Jen said...

She's beautiful Boris! I love the composition too; very dynamic, and with so much depth. It really makes me wonder what her story is...but isn't that exactly what a great illustration is supposed to do?

Boris and Julie said...

We use Turpenoid as a medium. We just make sure to keep the container closed when we are not using it
Yes, we agree. We try to achieve the question mark with each painting that we do.
Thank you all for the nice comments.
Boris

Dominic Philibert said...

Great!!!!

David Patel said...

i dont understand. turpenoid as a medium? doesnt that pull the paint back off?

CELSO MATHIAS said...

Hi, Julie and Boris. How are you? I´m fine is here, in the Rio de Janeiro`s Sun. I´m Brazilian illustrator and I start paint from Boris Vallejo and Frazetta, 27 years ago.I´m 42. I´m read your books ( Mirage, The art of Boris Vallejo and more). I usually paint with acrilic and watercolor, but I painted oil a long time ago. Congratulation your paint and your sucess carrer.

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Celso mathias

Boris and Julie said...

Yes, David, Turpenoid can take paint away and that's one reason why we like it, but it can also be used to thin out paint and make it flow. The purpose of the medium is to make it do what you want

Your work is beautiful, Celso. We love the way you stylize the figure.
Boris and Julie

David Patel said...

ill have to give it a shot. i have a lot to learn about this whole painting thing. thanks!!

Marcellus Brown said...

this work is outstanding. more please.

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Mike said...

Fabolous piece! I've been a fan or your art for years, love it to bits. I'm so glad I've found your blog, it's made my day!

Daniel Bejarano Casarino said...

Amazing work as always! I'm another big fan of your art, you both are a great inspiration thanks for sharing all this!

Daniel from Argentina.

Shany said...

very good job! I wonder though.. is her right arm thinner than what normally a human would have (unless you're starving)

Boris and Julie said...

Well, Shany, let that be a lesson to you and listen to your mom next time she tells you to eat your veggies.
Boris

Rayford said...

Wow Boris! That's a very strong piece. Great composition:)

jennytg said...

Love this piece.If I were still painting that would probably be much like a self portrait I would do at this point in my life.

Beautiful